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2018 Show Season Part 2

Our second recognized show for 2018 was in August at Caber Farms in Onalaska.  When I signed up for this Horse Trial, I fully expected it to be blazing hot; it is not unusual for south central Washington to be … Continue reading

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2018 show season Part 1

2018 was our first season of Recognized Horse Trials. In June we did the Aspen Farms Horse Trials, and it was so incredibly hard. I go to these events by myself, mostly, so don’t have a coach to help me … Continue reading

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acknowledged the existence, validity, or legality of.

Recognized. I went to my first Recognized show you guys! It was a Dressage show.  I know! Who’da thought?  It was the Equestrian Institute Chablis One-Day Show.  This was a level-three National competition. Whatever that means. I didn’t join the USEF … Continue reading

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Willing

I have been having a hard time lately, struggling with feeling inadequate, under-prepared and generally crummy.  But the French Creek Derby was this past weekend, and I was really looking forward to it.  I just love going to beautiful Polestar … Continue reading

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Kleos

Kleos (“glory, fame”) is the concept of glory earned in heroic battle. Kleos is often given visible representation by the prizes won in battle. I had myself really psyched out for the Lincoln Creek Back-To-Back One Days. In the week leading … Continue reading

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Preview

On Saturday we went to Rainbow Meadow Farm for a USEA Derby. We were entered in Novice like usual.  I was looking forward to this show, because we had recently schooled XC there, and our dressage scores have been getting … Continue reading

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Spring Fling, 2016

Coming back from an event is always so euphoric. The adrenaline, the endorphins, it is just awesome.  It is in direct proportion to how stressful it is going out.  I am always so worried about driving the trailer to the … Continue reading

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The rain is brain colored

It was very hard to make myself go on a trail ride today in the rain.  As I drove to the barn, my head was chattering about how wet and cold I would get, the footing may be bad, What … Continue reading

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Every woman

I got on the light rail this morning, sat in my usual seat, and began my morning email check. At the next stop a large man boarded. He was wearing a dark coat, carrying a gym bag. He markedly noticed … Continue reading

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What is time for, anyway?

I keep having to count on my fingers how long Colette has been gone.  Since she died late in the year, Nov. 2012, I think it makes it seem like longer ago than it was.  But as I sit here, … Continue reading

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